TSC recalls field officers on leave for exam preparations

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 06:00 | By
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TSC Secretary Nancy Macharia at a past interview. PHOTO/Print

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has directed that all field officers on leave resume their duties on October 16.

Commission Secretary Nancy Macharia yesterday said this is a critical measure to ensure the last phase of preparations for the national examinations are successful.

“I wish to commit that the TSC and all its staff and teachers will give the upcoming national examinations our full support to ensure this is a massive success,” Macharia said.

For purposes of the 2023 national exams, Macharia said TSC has vetted a total of 223,223 teachers who will serve as supervisors and invigilators while 37,731 will perform the role of examiners.

She also revealed that all 71,760 centre managers will attend sub-county briefing meetings that the Kenya National Examination Council  will mount countrywide in the first week of October and none is expected to delegate meetings.

This is the last Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) to be administered under the 8-4-4 system and five more classes left to sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam.

Macharia also directed that centre managers are expected to ensure double collection of morning and afternoon session papers is done without compromise to any examination procedures.

Similarly, she said no supervisor or invigilator is retained in the centre they served during last year’s national examinations to ensure annual rotation of staff.

During the period of the examinations, only centre and deputy centre managers will be required to be in school.

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